Rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Hindu community highlighted

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Rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Hindu community highlighted at Reception Hosted for Smt. Meira Kumar Speaker of Lok Sabha and Indian Parliamentary delegation
Miami (USA) April 14th, 2011

dinner reception was hosted by South Florida Indian Community to honor Honorable Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar and the accompanying 13 members of Indian Parliamentary delegation on Sunday - April 21, 2011 at Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Avenue, in Miami, Florida. The delegation had just returned from 124th Inter Parliamentary Union Conference held in Panama from 14 to 20 April, 2011.

The other Members of the delegation were:
Shri K. Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha,
Dr. C P Thakur,
Shri Jesudasu Seelam,
Smt. Meena Singh,
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur,
Smt. Shruti Choudhary,
Shri Vijay Bahadur Singh,
Shri Pyarimohan Mohpatra, all Members of Parliament,
Shri T K Viswanathan, Secretary General, Lok Sabha and
Dr. V K Agnihotri, Secretary General, Rajya Sabha, Members of Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments, and Shri S Bal Shekar, Additional Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat

Honorable Consulate General of India, Sanjiv Arora and prominent community leaders, and representative of news media, attended this gathering. Organizations like, IRCC, AIA, AAPI, VHPA, KHF, GOPIO, AAHOA, HSS, SFHT, Universities like UM, FAU, FIU were represented.

In opening remarks, Dr. Piyush Agarwal, GOPIO President and a founder of the Association of Indian Americans welcomed the Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Meira Kumar and the accompanying delegates. Honorable Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Meira Kumar in her remarks thanked the Indian community of South Florida to arrange such a magnificent gathering in a short time.

Kashmiri Hindu Foundation, Inc USA, a registered organization for the welfare of Kashmiri Pandits got yet another opportunity to highlight the plight of its community. Well known community leader and activist Mr Deepak Ganju appraised Hon Speaker and her delegation about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits.The members gave a patient hearing to Mr. Ganju who presented a strong case for the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Hindu community in their own habitat.

The reception ended with sumptuous dinner and vote of thanks.

Smt. Meira Kumar with Kashmir Hindu Foundation's Deepak Ganju


With Smt Meena Singh MP


With Shri T K Viswanathan, Secretary General, Lok Sabha


With Honorable Consulate General of India, Sanjiv Arora



Smt. Meira Kumar being presented a key to Miami by the Miami Mayors office



GOPIO President Piyush Agarwal, KHF Director, Deepak Ganju with Honorable Consulate General of India, Sanjiv Arora



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